Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen

Music Review (Tamil): Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen
Music Composer: Imman

Imman does considerably well in the arrangements front in Yembuttu Irukkudhu with the commendable usage of Sarangi throughout the song and utilized Kalyani Nair's euphonious vocals effectually. On the downside, droning tune and Sean Roldan's vocals didn't help much to the languishing tune. However, the song is highly listenable for its sarangi portions and interludes. Semma Joru is a passable song which rides mainly on the energetic rendition of  Vishal Dadlani and Maria Kavitha Thomas vocals are not utilized well and the tune fails to hold the listeners until the end. The only highlight being the buoyant usage of trumpets and keys in an otherwise lackluster song from Imman.

Imman does it once again after Oru Ooral Rendu Raja in Marhaba Aavona with an engaging mix of Sufi and Maapilla Paatu while Shreya Goshal sails through the simple tune with her flawless vocals. Imman throws harmonium and Tabla sounds generously throughout the song with occasional beautiful touches of Sarangi. Langu Langu Labakaru's easy go orchestration is a lovely stuff from Imman and the tinge of retro sound throughout the song is easily appealing one but the lyrics, though it may be apt for the situation, lyrics sounds incongruous. Praniti, Sun singer title winner debuts with this track and the talented child nails the vocal part exceptionally well. Laala Kadai Santhi is another mediocre song from Imman and the vocals of Benny Dayal and Sunidhi Chauhan makes this partly foot tapping tune listenable. However, the arrangements are pretty staid and random without any memorable sequence. Sunidhi Chauhan's bold singing being the only highlight in an otherwise passable song.Melancholic ride sounds contrast to its title and the two and half minute theme has nothing much to offer but sounds engaging and listenable till it lasts.

Verdict: Imman opens up his 2017 account in an underwhelming manner and the album lacks memorable tune despite filled with consistently engaging arrangements.

My Rating:6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Yembuttu Irukkudhu Aasai, Marhaba Aavona